Moving Wisconsin’s Biogas Industry Forward
Forest County Potawatomi Community, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Photos courtesy of Wisconsin State Energy Office

A recent survey of Wisconsin’s biogas industry — which includes 172 anaerobic digesters —highlights challenges and solutions needed to advance biogas facility development.
Clinton Fandrich and Amanda Mott
BioCycle September 2015, Vol. 56, No. 8, p. 36

Energy Company Of The Future
Green Mountain Power’s (GMP) new solar farm and battery storage facility is being dedicated in Rutland, Vermont. It is built on a closed landfill (battery storage units shown connected to solar array).

Mary Powell, CEO, is leading Green Mountain Power to be a positive force for change, taking the path of lower cost, clean energy. “I am driven to make things better and am not afraid of doing things differently and taking risks,” she tells BioCycle.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2015, Vol. 56, No. 8, p. 26

American Biogas Council Policy Update
American Biogas Council members (including the group above) representing 11 different states attended 18 meetings on Capitol Hill in July.

ABC staff and members met with White House staff, legislators and federal agency officials during a recent fly-in to Washington, D.C.
Maureen Walsh and Dayanita Ramesh
BioCycle September 2015, Vol. 56, No. 8, p. 59

Food Scraps To Orchard Amendment At Philadelphia Prison Complex
People involved in PPS composting (left to right): Dexter Adams, Kuldip Singh, Laura Cassidy, Lt. Edward Bender, Officer Rick Orange, and Reginald McCorey

An aerated bay composting system processes postconsumer food scraps from two correctional facilities — providing vocational training for inmates and compost for the prison’s orchard.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2015, Vol. 56, No. 8, p. 26

Composting, Zero Waste On NYC’s Governors Island
Volunteers assist with mixing foods scraps from New York City’s Greenmarkets with an equal amount of preblended carbon amendment to create an aerated static pile. Earth Matter NY cofounder Marisa DeDominicis in on right.

Earth Matter NY, located on Governors Island in New York Harbor, operates a Compost Learning Center, training programs, zero waste initiatives and a community composting site. Part V
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 35

Food Recovery In San Diego
With 14.8 percent of the San Diego region in the food insecure individuals category, increasing food donation is an integral part of the city’s organics program.

Source reduction, diverting for reuse and composting are the best combined practices for food scraps management. This article highlights food donation potential in the City of San Diego.
Ana Carvalho
BioCycle March 2013, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 33

Next Frontier Of Organics Recycling In California
The Clean World anaerobic digester installation at the South Area Transfer Station in Sacramento is designed to process 100 tons/day of source separated organics.

To achieve its 75 percent goal, CalRecycle estimates California will need to move about
22 million more tons of organics and other recyclables from disposal to recycling annually.
Caroll Mortensen
BioCycle March 2013, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 29